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Antonio Guterres Appreciates India's Effort In Fight Against COVID-19

BP World Bureau | Feb 21 2021 06:36:26 PM
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United Nations chief Antonio Guterres appreciated India's leadership in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine supply. 

India played a crucial role in supplying vaccination against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to the world market.

Indian vaccines are  Covaxin, developed by Bharat Biotech and Covishield from the Oxford University-AstraZeneca being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII).

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 T S Tirumurti, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador, tweeted about Guterres's appreciation, for “India’s offer of 200,000 doses” of COVID-19 vaccines for UN peacekeepers, to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

"India has been a global leader in pandemic response efforts having provided critical medicines, diagnostic kits, ventilators and personal protective equipment to more than 150 countries," said Guterres. 

Added to that, India was hailed as the pharmacy of the world for providing UN peacekeepers with vaccines.